The Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies

When Casey and I opted for a summer road trip this year, my suggestion for the destination was easy. I have always dreamed of visiting the Canadian Rockies! So with our cameras in hand, we embarked on a 10 day journey to this awe-inspiring alpine wonderland. We actually took a longer route from Portland to … Continue reading

Rally de Portugal 2015

Rally de Portugal 2015

Our last few days in Portugal were spent traveling to various stages of the World Rally Championship. Jason has always wanted to attend a WRC event and I was happy to help him with this dream! The rally was quite an experience. I have never been so covered in dust in my life and I’m … Continue reading

Fairy Tale Sintra, Portugal Trip (Part I)

Fairy Tale Sintra, Portugal Trip (Part I)

Jason and I returned last week from a 10 day adventure through the beautiful country of Portugal. This trip was an easy sell to Jason, as Portugal hosts the World Rally Championship during the month of May. But of course, we needed to include some other “non-rally” related activities on the itinerary! After a brief … Continue reading

Ellis Island and that One Statue

Ellis Island and that One Statue

Visiting the Statue of Liberty is typically a must see on a New York itinerary, but for me it wasn’t high on the list. But when Casey and Stassi mentioned a trip to the historic Ellis Island, I was on board! And little did I know, a journey out to Ellis Island includes a stopover … Continue reading

I’d Rather be in NYC

I’d Rather be in NYC

New York surprised me but in a good way! Casey invited me to join her while visiting her brother, sister and niece in the Big Apple. (and thanks to the Betcher family and Stassi for being amazing hosts!) New York has been on my travel wish list since childhood and it lived up to every … Continue reading

an iPhone in Paris

an iPhone in Paris

Research says that taking photos actually has a negative impact on how we remember our experiences. I thought about this as I was looking through my iPhone captures from Paris this last summer. For me, the “photo-taking impairment affect” couldn’t be further from the truth. Paris is ever present in my mind. I can vividly … Continue reading

18/59 – Glacier National Park

18/59 – Glacier National Park

So it seems I’ve been slacking on my National Park visits this year! Glacier National Park marks number 18 on my list and the first of 2014. Jason and I flew into Missoula, hopped in a rental car and made our way to this gorgeous section of big sky country. While the scenery in the … Continue reading

C’est La Vie!

C’est La Vie!

Finally starting to recover from vacation withdrawals and that means it’s time to relive the adventure through pictures! 🙂 I spent 8 days in the City of Light with my good friend Casey, to celebrate her 30th birthday and grad school completion. We had our own apartment in the 15 arrondissement and really submerged ourselves … Continue reading